Company Recalls Drinking Chocolate Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

CaCoCo Inc recalls raw drinking chocolate containing voluntarily recalled organic carob powder from their supplier for possible Salmonella contamination

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD Beth Bolt, RPh

CaCoCo, Inc. has been notified by its supplier of a recall of Organic Carob Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail, or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.

CaCoCo, Inc. has taken immediate action to recall its products, CaCoCo “Original” and “Global Warrior” containing said Organic Carob Powder in order to ensure the safety of its consumers. CaCoCo, Inc. is working closely with the FDA on this matter. CaCoCo, Inc. is dedicated to providing the highest quality organic and raw products and the safety of our customers is our number one priority.

Products were sold to California distributors, retail outlets, and farmers markets in 8.14 oz. and 2 lbs. bags. The products in this recall include:

Product Name: Original and Global Warrior

  • Lot #: OG99; UPC Code: 091131352113; Exp. Date: 10/19/2014
  • Lot #: OG100; UPC Code: 091131352113; Exp. Date: 11/28/2014
  • Lot #: OG101; UPC Code: 091131352113; Exp. Date: 06/18/2015
  • Lot #: GW99; UPC Code: 091131352076; Exp. Date: 10/19/2014
  • Lot #: GW100; UPC Code: 091131352076; Exp. Date: 11/28/2014
  • Lot #: GW101; UPC Code: 091131352076; Exp. Date: 06/18/2015

No other CaCoCo, Inc. products are affected by this recall and no illnesses have been reported to date. This recall is initiated as a precautionary measure due to a possibility of contamination as notified by our suppliers.

Consumers that have purchased these products with the above stated lot numbers or expiration dates are asked not to consume the product and discard it according to your state/local regulation guidelines or return the product to the original point of purchase for exchange.

Review Date: 
July 28, 2014